The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network — Innovation Readiness Program

The Innovation Readiness Program (IRP) is a 16-week acceleration program that provides young innovators with valuable insights from leading experts. The IRP invites early-stage, youth-run startups and enterprises whose work is contributing towards achieving one or multiple SDGs. The application deadline is 31 December 2021. Innovation Readiness Program

Global Solutions Initiative — Young Global Changers

The Global Solutions Initiative invites applications for the Young Global Changers (YGC) Recoupling Awards to recognize and reward projects and initiatives by young people from around the world. The Global Solutions Initiative seeks individuals (young entrepreneurs, young business leaders, young nonprofit actors) with innovative ideas on how to make this world a better place. Young Changemakers must have developed a project or an initiative in social well-being and/or environmental sustainability to turn their ideas into action. Successful applicants will become part of the Young Global Changers class of 2022. The overall winner receives a prize of € 5.000, the runner-up receives € 2.000, third place wins € 1.000. The application deadline is 05 January 2022. More information

Climate Tracker — Sustainability Solutions Journalism Fellowship

Climate Tracker offers a 6-month paid media mentorship-fellowship focused on producing stories about local sustainable solutions. Fellows will receive training and mentoring to produce one story about nature-based solutions, climate change, regenerative agriculture, biodiversity conservation, or energy transition every month for 6 months. Furthermore, Fellows receive US$165 per month stipend during the duration of the fellowship. The deadline to apply is 07 January 2022. Link to Climate Tracker

Kubota Fund — Academic Training Program

The Kubota Fund announces a grant program for research analysts, trainees and students from developing countries who join academic or training programs provided by research/educational institutes or private enterprises located in Japan. The Fund provides financial aid (from ¥80 thousand to ¥100 thousand per month) to students, trainees, and researchers for pursuing academic degrees or research at educational or research institutes and business enterprises. Training or research on technologies for developing countries (especially civil engineering, electricity, machinery, agriculture, environment, energy, development economy) at companies or organizations in Japan is supported. Applicant must be a national of a developing country. The application deadline is 14 January 2022. Kubota Fund

Earth Journalism Network — Asia-Pacific Media Grants 2022

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) seeks applications from journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, or academic institutions throughout the Asia-Pacific region. With this call, the EJN aims to boost the quantity and quality of environmental and climate coverage in the region. The proposed projects can focus on capacity building activities, networking, or be used as a seed grant to build a new environmental media startup or journalist network. Grants will be given to organizations looking to implement projects with the maximum duration of one year. The grant amount can range between US$5 thousand to US$20 thousand. The application deadline is 15 January 2022. Asia-Pacific Media Grants

WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award — Award in Sustainable Aquaculture

WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award invites nominations to recognize aquaculture initiatives from around the world that could contribute to increase efficiency and sustainability. The nominees will have created change that inspires others and shown what measures are necessary. Any organization, movement, business, group of people or individual can be nominated. Nominations must be submitted by 16 January 2022. Gothenburg Sustainability Award

German Missions — Small Scale Projects in South Asia

Germany’s Federal Foreign Office supports small scale projects in South Asia that address the needs of the underprivileged. Direct financial assistance is provided to Indian and Bhutanese NGOs and religious institutions for the implementation of small-scale projects for the benefit of disadvantaged groups of society. Projects must have a clear focus on “Helping people to help themselves” and aim to improve living conditions, for example, through water supply, energy supply, food security, reconstructions after a natural disaster etc. The average funding amount is €23 thousand per project. Deadline for submitting applications for the year 2022 is 31 January 2022. Link

Fondation Ensemble — Sustainable Development and Conservation 2022

Fondation Ensemble supports field projects in sustainable development and conservation. The Foundation’s focus areas are sustainable agriculture, sustainable fishing, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable technologies. The eligible countries for all supported sectors are Ecuador, Peru, Laos, Myanmar. Mozambique is only eligible for sustainable fishing projects, European countries are only eligible for rewilding projects, and Madagascar is only eligible for marine biodiversity conservation and sustainable fishing projects. Grants are a maximum of €50 thousand per year for two to four years. The deadline for submission of concept notes (French or English) is 01 February 2022. Link to basic grant criteria

Global Biodiversity Information Facility — Capacity Enhancement Support Program 2022

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) welcomes proposals for funding under the 2022 Capacity Enhancement Support Program, which seeks to enhance the long-term capacity of GBIF participants through collaborative projects. The program provides co-funding to current GBIF participants. The maximum funding request is €20 thousand per project. Concept notes must be submitted by 01 February 2022. Capacity Enhancement Support Program

New Earth Foundation — Innovative Environmental Initiatives

The New Earth Foundation (NEF) seeks Letter of Inquiries (LOIs) to fund innovative environmental initiatives that are working to help eliminate pollution and to save the planet’s ecosystems, and community projects that create models of social sustainability. Past projects include gardening and building houses in earthquake impacted regions, using solar equipment to provide clean water to poor communities, planting trees for clean air, and many others. NEF only funds 501(c)(3) organizations. Applicants from outside the US may apply through a fiscal sponsor. Letters of Inquiry can be sent at any time during the year. These letters are reviewed twice a year and applicants that fit the requirements will receive the invitation to submit a full grant application. The deadlines for review are 01 February and 01 July each year. More about this opportunity